If you are of the opinion that organizations with the most talent tend to win the day, and you have a business need that could benefit from Complex Event Processing (event-driven architecture, business event processing), you should keep an eye on Streambase. In January, Colin Clark of Kaskad joined Streambase as VP for Customers, and this week, Mark Palmer of Apama joined Streambase as President and COO.
For those that follow the CEP space, you’ll find these hires interesting because both Colin and Mark are (colorfully) on the public record stating an SQL approach is not the only way to do CEP. However, an SQL approach is at the core of Streambase. So, obviously something compelled Colin and Mark to Streambase. In my recent conversations with Colin, he has called out Streambase’s customer base and his self-made mandate to demonstrate value every month of 2008. Perhaps Colin will invite Mark to join our April call. I’m definitely intrigued…
[Disclosure: Neither Streambase or Progress Apama are clients of my company, Elemental Links. Kaskad was a client of Elemental Links]
The StreamBase CEP Blog says
On the Evils of SQL and CEP
OK, now that I’ve settled in for a week at StreamBase, it’s time to start to address the number one question I get – this Mark and Colin hate SQL thing. It’s come up immediately and often in my first